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Fashion design in China: ‘The trick is to embrace the chaos’

One evening in the mid-1990s, Masha Ma lay in her bedroom in Beijing and pored over a Chinese edition of <i>Dante’s</i> <i>Inferno</i> featuring Botticelli’s early illustrations. It disturbed her, and not just because she was 12 years old at the time. “The Chinese translation made the text sound like a happy …

Why do women outlive men? Science zeroes in on answer

Women tend to live longer than men. But it wasn't always that way, a new study says.<p>Adults born in the late 19th century were the first to see men dying at much higher rates than women. So the gender difference in life expectancy is fairly recent, and probably isn’t based on anatomy alone, …

Public Health

Fox to make same-sex marriage movie based on landmark ruling

Film,Same-sex marriage (US),Gay marriage,LGBT rights,Sexuality,Drama,Culture,US politics,US news,Marriage,Life and style,Society<p>Fox developing a film based on the life of Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case that led to the recent US marriage equality ruling<p>After the 26 June ruling that …

Uber is starting to suggest where you should ask to be picked up

Right now, if you order an Uber, you get to set where you want to be picked up on a map. That's useful, but it doesn't take safety or traffic into account, or whether there's actually room for an Uber car to wait for you.<p>Now, Uber is starting to recommend where you should ask to be picked up. Green …

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Google Should Give U.S. Citizens More Privacy Rights, Says Consumer Watchdog

U.S. consumer rights organization, Consumer Watchdog, has lodged a complaint with the FTC that Google is being “unfair and deceptive” by not extending the sorts of individual privacy rights it now offers Europeans — under Europe’s May 2014 ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling — to its U.S. …